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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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Updated XDCAM Software

PDW-U1 : Firmware Package V2.45 + U1 Utility + VFAM V2.3.0 (Windows + Mac)
NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS:

1.) This version has been improved to add greater stability when writing to the Professional Disc using an unstable USB connection.

2.) The operating systems which are supported has been expanded to include the following:

Apple
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
- Mac OS X 10.6.2 (32-bit version) or later.

Windows
- Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3 or later
- Windows Vista Business 32-bit and 64-bit versions, Service Pack 2 or later
- Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit versions, Service Pack 2 or later
- Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and 64-bit versions
- Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit versions
http://support.sonybiz.net/software/...G&model=PDW-U1

PDZ-1 : Proxy Browser V2.70 + FAM Driver V2.30
NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS:

1.) Support for Live Logging of HD422 products including Wi-Fi.
2.) Support for Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit.
3.) Support for Microsoft Windows 7 32bit and 64bit.
4.) FAM Driver V2.30.
(a) Support for Voice-over recorded Disc.
Note: In PDZ-1, reference, playback and editing of Voice-over material is not possible.
(b) Support for Microsoft Windows 7 32bit and 64bit.
(c) Integration of installer for 32bit and 64bit.
http://support.sonybiz.net/software/...GH&model=PDZ-1

PDZK-P1 : XDCAM Transfer Package V2.12.0 + FAM Driver V2.3 (Mac)
NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS:

(1) Support for Mac OS X 10.6 of Professional Disc material.
(2) Support for XDCAM HD422 series V1.6.
(3) Support for Mac FAM Driver V2.3:
(a) Support for Mac OS X 10.6 (32 bit and 64 bit).
(b) Support for Voice-over recorded Disc.
Note: In PDZK-P1 (XDCAM Transfer), the use and reference of Voice-over material is not possible.
http://support.sonybiz.net/software/...&model=PDZK-P1

XDCAM Windows FAM Driver v2.3
This FAM Drivers allows computers to interact with XDCAM Camcorders and Deck. FAM Driver v2.3 now has been updated to include support for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 7.

In total, the Windows FAM Driver v2.3 now supports the following Microsoft Operating Systems:

- 32-bit versions of Windows XP
- 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista
- 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7
http://support.sonybiz.net/software/...model=PDW-1500


PDZK-LT1 : XDCAM EX Log and Transfer Plug-in V1.1.0 (Mac)
The Log and Transfer plug-in software utility for XDCAM EX allows any resolution of current XDCAM EX file to be easily imported into Apple's Final Cut Pro using its standard Log and Transfer interface.
Note: Sony recommends to that customer use XDCAM Transfer Software (PDZK-P1)
http://support.sonybiz.net/software/...model=PDZK-LT1
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Old April 1st, 2010, 01:58 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up David!

Although I don't own an XDCam personally, we do use an F335 at the university where we work at.

We've been running the latest Final Cut Studio with Snow Leopard so it'll be good to know that we can finally write back to the PDW-U1; not just data but our full, completed 26 minute episodes.

Wonder how long it'll take the Sony folks to put on their US website...?
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Old April 1st, 2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for letting us know, David. I suppose this update will allow me to write back to disks in my PDW-U1 under Snow Leopard?
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Old April 1st, 2010, 05:42 PM   #4
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Works for me, at least as far as I've tried it.

It took me a while to work out how to update the firmware, though. In case you are as puzzled as I was, you need to use the Utility software that gets installed in its own folder (not the Utilities folder, where you might expect) in the Applications folder.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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hmm, it asks me to register but Australia is not part of the dropdown

this used to be free and simple
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 08:52 PM   #6
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I've always thought that the live logging could be a very useful feature on certain kinds of shoot. So was interested to read the note that the new PDZ1 2.7 will support the feature for HD422 cameras.
However I thought I'd just share with everyone that according to Sony New Zealand the live logging and wi fi link option will only work with an upgrade key which will be chargeable. (I wonder how much!). Naturally the wi fi link will need some kind of new hardware which will also cost something.
It will also require a new version 1.6 firmware upgrade which is due for release shortly. That will be free, but looking at the specs, there are other new additions which might be useful on the metadata front in particular.
Getting the feeling NAB starts soon!!
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 01:19 AM   #7
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hmm, it asks me to register but Australia is not part of the dropdown

this used to be free and simple
Anton,
I recently registered (again) and it worked. Just can't remember what country I chose. I don't think it is important which you choose, just fill in the fields and see what happens as it is mainly Europe and surrounding countries that they have listed.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 02:50 AM   #8
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Great, thanks for the info!

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Old April 3rd, 2010, 03:07 AM   #9
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German broadcasters are missing a way to synchronize an edited USB Proxy Stick (Metadata) with the disk - without hooking up the cam via FAM or using an U1.
As far as I heard the new cam firmware will support something like this. Hope this is correct.

This would mean: Take the USB Stick out of the cam and start tagging/writing/EDLing/whatevering on a Laptop.
Bring the USB stick (whenever) back to cam & disk and synchronize.

I just finished a shoot with 11 Disks and the writer was soooo happy to view at home via proxy... safed A LOT of time here in the edit.

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